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Banking & Finance

Luxembourg

The CMS Luxembourg Banking & Finance team provides local and pan-European expertise in the full spectrum of banking, finance, regulatory and capital markets law.

In one of the most important financial marketplaces in Europe, CMS Luxembourg ensures its services are ahead of market trends, anticipating the challenging environment of your business. Our priority is resolving your challenges and offering you innovative tailor-made solutions in order to make your business thrive.

Whether you are a bank or a corporation, a financial service provider or an entity confronted with regulation, we have banking & finance experts to help, whatever your situation.

The CMS Banking & Finance practice is one of Europe’s largest with over 500 banking and finance lawyers who have proven their pan-European skills in working together for more than one decade.

Whether you seek deep-rooted local advice or multi-jurisdictional expertise, our teams will advise you seamlessly. We select a team of highly-qualified and experienced lawyers that will best fit with the scope of your matter. This organisation allows us to be flexible while providing top level project management.

Over the years, we have been advising a vast range of clients, both foreign and domestic, such as commercial and investment banks, private banks or investment companies on common deals but also on major transactions.

We aim to be one step ahead of market developments, in order to build relationships with you that last.

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    Capital Markets

    The Luxembourg Stock Exchange is the largest stock exchange in Europe in terms of international bond listings with more than 29,000 international bond issues listed. It offers a choice of two markets, the main EU-regulated market called “the Bourse de Luxembourg market" and an exchange-regulated market called “Euro MTF”.

    Our Capital Markets team offers a wide range of transactional and advisory services for all aspects of capital markets, derivatives, structured products and structured finance transactions.

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    Regulatory

    Our team is well familiar with the various legal and regulatory aspects to which the banking and finance industry is faced with. We have been assisting for many years several local and international leading banks and financial institutions for various matters in relation to the supervisory authority of the financial sector (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier, CSSF).

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    Securitisation

    The Banking and Finance team has a vast experience in securitisation and assists clients with the structuring, the legal and tax aspects of transactions and the preparation and negotiation of legal documentation.

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    Transactional

    Our team has a wide experience in a large number of lending transactions. We have acted as counsel to foreign and domestic banks and companies in (re) structuring, negotiating and drafting various types of credit arrangements and related contracts. We advise our clients form the early stages of a transaction, to the drafting of all forms of financing and security documentation, to the creation and foreclosure of Luxembourg law security interests.

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    June 2018
    CMS in­tro­duces Private Place­ments on­line Ques­tion­naire
    Private place­ments are in­creas­ingly be­ing used for debt fund­ing as an al­tern­at­ive to bank fin­an­cingFind the right one for you!The mar­ket of­fers a large num­ber of Private Place­ment (PP) products with many dif­fer­ent fea­tures, for ex­ample Schuld­schein­dar­le­hen, Euro PP, US PP, syn­dic­ated loans etc. Stay­ing on top of all this is al­ways a chal­lenge and one could quickly lose track. Thus, how should you choose the product which is most suit­able for you?Use the CMS PP-Tool!  10 Ques­tions - 1 An­swer - 1 Re­com­mend­a­tionPlease start the ques­tion­naire >Our tool provides you with a quick over­view of the dif­fer­ent fea­tures of some private place­ment op­tions offered in the mar­ket, not only in case of emer­gency!

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